I think it's hard to make So Weird popular on tumblr because "so weird" is such a common phrase that the tag for the show is filled with so many random posts about anything and everything. I reblog So Weird stuff on my personal blog pretty often and usually the only people who reblog it from me are the same people I know from this So Weird community . A couple times other people have reblogged SW stuff from my personal blog, but not very often. It seems like the type of show people really have to be into in order to be interested in reblogging it on tumblr. Maybe directing telling someone to check it out would make them more inclined to, though!
Now that you mention it, I don't think I've ever really seen So Weird fan art. We do need some! If you're an artistic person, you should definitely make some!!
It's easier said than done, I'm afraid. We've tried a few things to generate interest/discussion of the show on Tumblr. We made one of those silly but fun PowerPoint posts, we've been making posts for livestreams for ages now, and we even came up with a 30 Days of So Weird meme in the hopes that people would talk about their own experiences with the show on their own blogs. We have had limited success, but fun doing it.
As Cat said, the So Weird tag is a mess. I track it, but 99% of the stuff posted in that tag has nothing to do with the show. If anyone is looking for So Weird related stuff on that tag, they probably give up pretty quickly just by looking at the first page or so of posts. However, if they search for So Weird, there are our So Weird blogs suggested at the top, so that's good.
I've been making gifsets on fi-phillips since April and am approaching 100 gifsets now. I have tried tagging my posts in a variety of tags (Disney Channel, Disney, 90s tv, Zoog Disney, actors' names, etc.) but haven't noticed much of a difference. The quality of my stuff is not great, though we recently got access to better quality episodes so they're getting better. They'll never be wonderful. I think my most popular gifset has 90 notes. Most get 20 or less and several have 0. I get a lot of likes but few reblogs, which I think is standard for any gifset maker. I made the blog as a tribute more than anything, so it doesn't bother me all that much. It's been fun. I kind of hoped that someone with better skills than me, more time, and Photoshop would see my gifsets, think those look awful, and want to make their own, but alas.
Timing is everything on Tumblr, and it's hard to figure out when to post stuff.
I think we're all open to suggestions. The main thing is that people do not know what this show is. Probably <10% of people who talk about "old Disney Channel" mention So Weird. There is a post on there with a huge number of notes (in the 100,000s) that talks about how female leads on Disney Channel have been great with no reference to Fi or Annie. It's frustrating, but what can you do? It would be easier if So Weird had been released in any format, but it hasn't been.
Kathie: Hey guys, the so weird podcast is going to have a live-chat on youtube tomorrow! at 7:30 CST
Mar 30, 2020 4:42:27 GMT
thatshellaweird: So awesome this exists, what other upcoming live-chat/interviews are there planned for the future?
Apr 5, 2020 8:39:58 GMT
Kathie: Hi thatshellaweird! I'm not sure about when our next live-chat will be. Hopefully there's more interest in that
Apr 5, 2020 23:46:23 GMT
Kathie: As for interviews, we reach out to people here and there, nothing too soon though. Welcome to the board!
Apr 5, 2020 23:46:55 GMT
thatshellaweird: Thanks so much @kathie, would definitely be interested in another live-chat. Wasn't aware of the last one when it was live but watched it after. You guys are great!
Apr 9, 2020 2:50:38 GMT
Mischievous Monkey: Hope everyone is staying safe wherever y'all are in the world. <3
Apr 16, 2020 4:49:58 GMT
darbme: Yay! I hope I can make the next so weird chat you all have
May 9, 2020 23:51:34 GMT
Kathie: Hey guys! The next episode of The So Weird Podcast will be all about the songs from the show! We are gonna review and break down each and every single song! Video premieres on Monday 7:30 CST with a live-chat feature! Join us and lets watch together
May 24, 2020 2:13:53 GMT